Berliner Cohen's San Jose Office Gets a Makeover

Posted by Megan Toeniskoetter
February 25, 2015 | Keywords: Law  Occupied  


February 25, 2015

Toeniskoetter Construction recently completed tenant improvements to the offices of Berliner Cohen, one of the largest and oldest law firms in San Jose. The renovation, which took place on the 11th and 12th floors of Berliner Cohen’s office at 10 Almaden Boulevard, occurred in occupied office space, so the project had to take place in multiple phases and on nights and weekends.

The highlight is the remodeled lobby. Along with new lighting and flooring, a previously enclosed staircase was dramatically opened up. With a newly installed glass handrail, the space now allows more of the building’s natural light to shine through.

“Toeniskoetter went the extra mile to make sure our offices could continue to function, even in the middle of a major renovation,” said Mark Makiewicz, Managing Partner of Berliner Cohen. “We really appreciated the professionalism of the whole team, from the construction crew right up to the head office.”

Covering 40,000 square feet, the project involved reconfiguring conference rooms and improving existing break rooms and restrooms.  It also included new paint — dubbed “Berliner Blue” — and new carpet and base throughout both floors.

“One of our specialties is going to places where businesses have to operate as usual,” said Gary Dam, Executive Vice President of Toeniskoetter Construction. “We understand that and work to come up with a plan to accommodate it. We do a lot of off-hours work if we have to, saving any of the loud work for evenings and weekends.”

Berliner Cohen serves the business and regulatory needs of private business and public agencies. The firm also serves the growing demands of the San Joaquin Valley, with offices in Merced and Modesto.

The project was designed by Win Roney and Lisa Macaluso of HGA Architects and Engineers (formerly ReelGrobman.)

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